Simply Sinful Cinnamon Rolls

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“My good friend DeLynn took a Cinnamon Roll making class at the Culinary Institute 15 years ago and this is the recipe she's being using ever since. She brought these to a gathering this weekend and they were delicious! I can see why she's never strayed from this recipe...why change from the best!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water, with 1 teaspoon sugar added; Set aside for five minutes.
  2. Put milk, sugar, salt, and about one cup flour in a large bowl,and beat well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Then add eggs and yeast mixture and a couple cups of flour and beat again.
  4. Add the soft butter and the rest of the flour,adding the rest of flour very slowly, until the dough is still too stiff to stir.
  5. Knead the dough until it is smooth and satiny, adding only enough to keep if from sticking.
  6. Add more of the flour, as needed.
  7. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease all sides.
  8. Let rise in warm place until double, about an hour,covering bowl with a towel or plastic wrap; I use my oven with the light on and the oven itself turned on for 30 seconds; The optimum temperature is around 90 degrees.
  9. Punch down, kneading for about 30 seconds to remove bubbles; Cover and let rise again.
  10. Punch down dough again.
  11. Cut with a knife into four parts, and shape into balls; Roll each ball into a 8 X 14 inch rectangle.
  12. Spread the dough with about 3 tablespoons butter, leaving far edge unbuttered.
  13. Spread with one fourth the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  14. Roll up; roll tightly; Pinch edges; Cut into slices.
  15. Place in greased pan and let rise until double in size, 45-60 minutes.
  16. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  17. Frost with a powdered sugar glaze or light amount of canned vanilla frosting.

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